Building a Christian ministry today is a true calling. In order to make the ministry successful, you need to first have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When we serve God, He opens doors for you to reach people.
We may even wonder if we should give up another job in order to serve God in the ministry. When we decide to follow Jesus, we must give up our life for him. Peter the apostle was a fisherman before Jesus Christ called him to be a disciple and then a minister of the gospel.
The apostle Peter had no earthly riches and often taught the followers of Christ to share all that they have and to divide their wealth evenly amongst one another so that nobody would be lacking anything. He was a fair man. He could have denied this calling by Jesus. However, he felt the call from God to give up his life for Jesus and to preach the good news. It must have been a hard decision to make.
When we minister the gospel of Jesus Christ, its not easy financially or spiritually. You receive constant spiritual attacks. Most minister of the gospel are not going to be driving around in luxury cars or staying in fancy hotels. Instead, they will often make mediocre incomes and believe in faith that God will provide for them.
Choosing to minister for Jesus is a decision that will change your life. For starters, you need to understand that you may not fully understand why Jesus has called you or how your ministry is touching other people.
Many ministers grow frustrated preaching and teaching the gospel to people. It’s frustrating because many people are living their lives in sin and don’t want to live a lifestyle that is acceptable to God. It often pains pastors to see their “flock” living in sin and even rejecting the gospel itself.
Today, we live in a world where deceptive teaching is making a way into the church. People often don’t know what true gospel is and what is something made up by a pastor. Today, a follower of Christ must reach the Holy Bible for themselves daily in order to not be deceived.
Saving Souls is Eternal
Its true that as a minister of the gospel, you may not receive the same income as if you were working in a business of “this world”. Most ministers take a pay cut. Many pastors have given up their jobs as doctors and lawyers to be able to serve Jesus in the ministry. This is never an easy decision to make. Many biblical scholars say that Peter the Apostle and his brother Andrew had a thriving fishing business before meeting Jesus. When Jesus told them to drop their nets and follow him, they had to give up their secure way of earning money. It was not an easy decision to make, but they believed in Jesus.
If you truly believe that the gospel is something that must be preached, then its worth giving up your life for it. Afterall, you cannot take money with you when you die. Jesus spoke about storing up your heavenly riches and doing good works so that God can pay you back when you die.
Today, there are not enough ministers of the gospel. It’s hard to preach to a generation of people that is more interested in loving themselves then changing their hearts to follow Jesus. It’s much easier to be a Joel Osteen that has a “feel good” gospel message. Men and women turn into hear him every single week to get their “power of positive thinking” message. His message is not about laying down your life for Christ and becoming born again. Instead its about how to wait for God to give you some type of financial gain or blessing that will put a smile on your face. It’s the “feel god gospel”.
If Jesus is calling you, then its because He wants you to preach the true message of salvation and living righteously. As a prophetic minister, I can tell you that we live in a lost world. There are millions of souls that will not see heaven when they die. We are living in a world that Noah lived in before the flood. God destroyed that world because of sin. He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of sin as well.
To be a minister of the gospel today means that you truly want people to see the true gospel. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. There are many false teachers and prophets in the world today telling people to do whatever they feel like because it makes you happy.
Are You Called to Be a Christian Blogger?
Today, many men and women are enjoying reading blogs about Christian topics. Many lost souls are looking for answers to their problems. Can you offer someone hope that feels like there is none? Can you talk to people about why you chose Jesus and why there is not other way for you?
I find that on the internet, you can literally touch thousands of lives from around the world. It is the best platform for spreading the gospel message. I say this because most Christian churches today do not have many members. Most people are choosing not to go to church anymore. Many churches are closing. Many men and women are not finding what they need from the “brick and mortar” churches and are instead searching for it online.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a website that touches people worldwide? The blog posts that you deliver to your audience will help them to get closer to Jesus. I know that you may not make as much money as working a secular job. However, if you are called to serve Jesus in the ministry, you must depend on God to provide for you.
Before starting my prophetic ministry, I had no idea how I was going to make money. I felt this call in my life at the age of 13. The internet was not even invented yet. I simply prayed and asked Jesus to show me the way in which I could earn a living.
When you write a Christian blog, you are doing the same thing as the apostle Peter did. You are spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some Christian blogs receive over a million hits a month. That is a lot of evangelism.
You Will Need the Holy Spirit
When Jesus calls you into the ministry, you will need to have the Holy Spirit guiding you along the way. You will need him to be your teacher. The Holy Spirit will guide you and give you inner peace when witnessing to people.
You may not always get a positive response from people. Many people will tell you that they are not interested in hearing about Jesus. That is okay because not everyone will accept the Lord. Your job is to just put the message out there. If someone wants to follow Jesus, they will have a desire to do so. You can only pray that all people begin to accept Christ.
In many cases, people will not want to live for Jesus. They will simply want to follow lying and deceptive spirits. They will often want to listen to false teachings that tell them that becoming born again is not necessary.
Jesus said that many people are called to serve him, but so few are chosen. A lot of people that have a desire to serve Jesus will give up serving him for one reason or another.
Peter didn’t wait for people to come to him for a Sunday morning church service to hear a word about Jesus. Instead, he went out to the people and preached to them.
When the Holy Spirit fills you up, you begin to have confidence to preach the good news about Jesus. The apostles of Jesus Christ felt that the gospel message was so important to preach that they gave up their entire lives for it. They forgot about any earthly job or material possession that they could have. Instead, they chose to follow Jesus and to realize that their rewards will be in heaven.
Should You Build a Christian Ministry?
In my opinion, you should build a Christian ministry and leave this world behind you. There is nothing greater in this world than preaching the gospel message. Yes, you may not be a millionaire or build a thriving business that buys you the home of your dreams. However, you will wake up everyday realizing that you are servicing Jesus Christ and allowing him to provide for you.
When you are a minister, you need to walk by faith to provide for you. When you trust God for what you need, he comes through for you.
You Cannot Serve Both God and Money
When you serve God, you live to please him by doing good for others. Your heart begins to see that it is better to give then to receive. It’s better to help your brother or sister that is down and out than to buy a new car. You begin to see that your money will not last forever. When we use our money to help people, they rejoice in God because they see that the Lord has answered their prayer for help through you.
Living for money means that you rely on it to provide and take care of you. Most people want to get paid for a job and then save their money to buy something in the future with it. If they use it now, they will buy something material with it.